Kent's Formula to Create a DJ Name
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    Default Kent's Formula to Create a DJ Name

    First, leave out the DJ, it's cheesy.

    Secondly, if your given name sounds OK and is not hard to spell or pronounce, use it. Nobody could take that away from you, not even big corporations like Sandvik.

    If none of those work out, then....

    * Take your first or last name and modify it a little bit. Let's say my fellow Americans have a hard time pronouncing and spelling Sandvik so if I wanted to change this, my new artist name would be Kent Sandstrom, Kent Sandway or something like that.

    If still not sure, then:

    * Collect over time a list of cool names and titles you like, do a slight modification and do an Internet search to make sure it's unique. The shorter the better, Photek versus "Maximum Phase Audio Sorcerer."

    If that still does not work out, use http://www.bandnamemaker.com and something will bubble up.

    After all this -- and you better be sure you like the name as you will use it for 10+ years -- build up your reputation and name by registering domains with this name, use it for your releases, DJ gigs, anything related to the music trade.

    Ugh.
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    Contact me if you have a cool musical idea. @kentsandvik

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    I'm sticking with DJ Basslicker

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    ie: Richie Valens

    I know this because my mom is a Valenzuela. Even my dad's last name's originally spelling was change by my grandfather to make it more americanized. The original had V and a Z. Mine has a C and a B. Dammit.

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    Maximum Phase Audio Sorcerer actually sounds quite dope. I can imagine walking on stage in a big hat. Scratching with my magic staff

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    Beijsmentality, what you guys think?

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    I've said it before, and I will say it again, if you need a group of dudes you have never met to help you pick a name, go with this:

    DJ Fisher Price


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    Lol, fisher price.

    DJ Easy Bake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilac View Post
    Lol, fisher price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    Droppin the dough and cooking up fresh beats.

    lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilac View Post
    Scratching with my magic staff
    >.<

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